The Irwin River bridge at Dongara on 29 June 1985.
The last time I went through this area was on a passenger train and the vegetation had grown up substantially and virtually
hides the bridge.
DA1576 hauls a loaded mineral sands train across the
Irwin River bridge at Dongara on the 6 June 1983. 20 years later the mineral sands trains are normally hauled by P class diesels.
DA1576 was used last year in company with DA1572 for around a week, albeit both locomotives in the later Westrail yellow colour
A location I have not yet got a nice sunny photo at,
even though a photo can be taken from the bridge behind and there is a train that runs 7 days a week. P2017 hauls a loaded
mineral sands train through the cutting just prior to entering Dongara yard on 3 June 1996.